A primary school teacher, Alade Adebayo, has been detained by police detectives in Ondo State, for allegedly flogging a four-year-old female pupil, Elizabeth Wanogha to death.
The deceased pupil was a student of a private primary school, Falaye Memorial Nursery and Primary School, located at Fanibi area in Akure metropolis.
Reports say the teacher accused the deceased of being stubborn in the class, before beating her to a state of coma.
Cries from other pupils in the class reportedly attracted
Teachers rushed to the scene when they heard pupils crying on top of their voices, only to find out that the girl had fainted.
She was said to have been rushed to a private hospital where she was closely watched by medical personnel who put her on admission, but she reportedly died later.
Contrary too reports on the time of the pupil’s death, police authorities said that the pupil died two weeks after the beating by the suspect.
The father of the deceased, Mr Wanogha was said to have lodged a complaint at the Fanibi Police station, alleging that his daughter died as a result of the injuries sustained from the severe beating by her teacher.
Following the complaint, the teacher was arrested for interrogation.
Confirming the incident, State Police Public Relations Officer, Wole Ogodo, said that the teacher had been arrested. He said that the deceased was hospitalised immediately after the beating but died two weeks after.
He however said that people should not jump into conclusion that it was the beating which took place about two weeks earlier that led to the death of the pupil, pointing out that the autopsy will determine the cause of the pupil’s death.
The suspect, according to Ogodo is being quizzed at the state Criminal Investigative Department, SCID.
The father of the deceased pupil insisted that the teacher should be prosecuted for murder.
Ogodo, however said that investigation into the death of the pupil continues adding that the findings would be made public.